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Sign in via your Institution. Sign in with your library card. Press ] That Chthonie is a principal "thing" of the underworld is almost superfluous to argue, but whether she is to be counted as one of the five or the five "sum-total" is more of an open question. Apart from these we know that Ophioneus-Typhon mated with Echidna, and that Echidna herself was somehow mysteriously "produced" by Callirhoe.

If Pherecydes counted five principal entities in association the pentemychos doctrine, then Ophioneus, Eurynome, Echidna, Calirrhoe and Chthonie are the main contenders. As said, Kronos is replaced by Zeus in the more popularly known version, but the overall story remains the same. We are told about chaotic beings put into the pentemychos, and we are told that the Darkness has an offspring that is cast into the recesses of Tartaros. A fragment exclusively making the equation for us is lacking, but it does indeed seem very, very plausible that the prison-house in Tartaros and the pentemychos are ways of referring to the essentially same thing.

According to Celcus, Pherecydes said that: "Below that portion is the portion of Tartaros; the daughters of Boreas [the north wind] , the Harpies and Thuella [Storm] , guard it; there Zeus banished any of the gods whenever one behaves with insolence.

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Press ] Considering this statement, Pherecydes' own words, the identity between Zeus' prison-house and the pentemychos seems exceedingly likely. Pherecydes' "Pentemychos" is thought to have contained a mystical esoteric teaching, treated allegorically. One ancient commentator said that: "Also, Pherecydes, the man of Syros, talks of recesses and pits and caves and doors and gates, and through these speaks in riddles of becomings and deceases of souls. Press ] A comparatively large number of sources say Pherecydes was the first to teach the eternality and transmigration of human souls.

Press ] That he was the first to teach such a thing is doubtful, but that he was among the first and that he did profess this teaching is certain. Pherecydes predicted lunar and solar eclipses. Influence Pherecydes' contribution to the early Presocratic thought is 1 the denial of ex nihilo creation; 2 cosmos self-creation; 3 the eternal nature of the first principles. Both Cicero and Augustine thought that Pherecydes of Syros first taught the immortality of the soul.

Diogenes Laertius writes that some considered Pherecydes to have been the teacher of Pythagoras. He is occasionally counted among the Seven Sages of Greece. Pherecydes of Leros — c. He came from the island of Leros.

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